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The recent attention to the issue of declaring Wilson County as a Second Amendment sanctuary caught my interest. I wanted to contact my representative on the county Board of Commissioners to urge him … more
May is Foster Care Month in North Carolina and across the country. During this time, many agencies and groups highlight the importance of having safe, stable foster homes where children can be placed … more
CNN’s presidential poll released on June 8 gives former Vice President Joe Biden a 14% point lead nationally over soon-to-be former President Donald Trump. According to the recent broadside … more
The Washington Redskins National Football League franchise is a disgrace! In the year 2020, Washington team owner Daniel Snyder cannot possibly continue to rationalize keeping his ridiculously racist … more
Those of you who read The Wilson Times’ opinion page have seen several columns where Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield is promoting Medicaid expansion in North Carolina. She has claimed that thousands … more
Re: “Many helping hands apply TLC at school,” front page, Monday: A big thank you to The Wilson Times for highlighting a local church rolling up its sleeves and stepping up to help out a … more
Thanks to Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, I am today announcing my latest business venture. At the age of 4, this remarkable public servant immigrated to the U.S. from Ukraine. A Harvard-educated … more
So it is in America — “members only” means all others don’t matter. Be it chambers of commerce, arts councils, private clubs and yes, even churches.  Are you a member? … more
Election primaries were held Tuesday in Arizona, Florida and Illinois, in the midst of a global pandemic, COVID-19, aka coronavirus. What are they doing? More importantly, why has the Democratic … more
My name is Davonta Ferguson and I am running to represent you all on the Wilson City Council. Wilson is my hometown that I love and admire. Our community is rich with culture and Southern … more
I have a senior at Fike this year and I am writing about the graduation plans the Wilson County Board of Education has come up with.  I, along with every other parent I have spoken with and … more
I consider myself a liberal in that I am open-minded and am willing to accept facts that do not support my views and am willing to change my view based upon facts. That is what liberals … more
This holiday weekend, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His significance to the world goes beyond what we remember in reading his speeches, especially his famous “I Have a … more
Congress should not expand the federal electric vehicle tax credit beyond its current 200,000-car maximum, as has been proposed. The EV tax credit was intended to encourage consumers to buy … more
People have been bragging about how great the economy is under the current administration. Clearly, the stock market is booming and unemployment rates are the lowest in decades. “President Trump is … more
After contemplating the new format of The Wilson Times, as described in Saturday’s editorial, I made a hasty decision to send an email to the paper asking for a full refund since payment was … more
Each decision, executive order and action by Trump and his administration have been challenged by lawsuits. Even his election has been challenged by lawyers. Immigration laws ignored and lawsuits … more
The N.C. House of Representatives reached a new low in civics and civility when it passed a state budget without informing House Democrats of an impending vote. In the process, the House was able to … more
Ancient stories from Jewish scriptures — the Old Testament — tell us that a man named Abraham received an order from God circa 2000 BC to move from the Euphrates region to Canaan where he gave … more
I am sitting in the safety and comfort of my living room watching as the USNS Comfort arrives and docks in New York City Harbor. I feel pride in and gratitude for the United States military and all … more
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